Skip to main content

Furthur Live at UIC Pavilion on 2010-11-12

Audio Preview

Furthur Live at UIC Pavilion on 2010-11-12

by Furthur

01 Tuning
02 Jack Straw
03 Mississippi Half Step
04 Ramble On Rose
05 Big River
06 Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
07 Dear Prudence
08 Alligator
09 Hard To Handle

10 tuning
11 Viola Lee Blues
12 Dark Star
13 Shakedown Street
14 Viola Lee Blues (v2)
15 Born Cross Eyed
16 Dark Star (v2)
17 Viola Lee Blues (v3)
18 Standing on the Moon
19 New Speedway Boogie
20 Good Lovin'

21 Box of Rain
22 Ripple

Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue UIC Pavilion
Location Chicago, IL

Source AKG 483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
Taped by Jeff Frank
Transferred by Jeff Frank


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2014
Subject: --
This show in Chicago was my first experience with Furthur; I myself am a believer in this band and think they're bravely exploring the music in a different context. I have to disagree with Billy K's assessment that there's nothing this band does that a cover band couldn't - time and again they open up the song and 'mine' for interesting interpretations. Having Jeff and Sunshine on backup vocals does lend a definite dose of soul ala JGB. Ah, and while we're at it - Bobby *can* sing. he carries a tune quite differently than Garcia, if you want to call it 'carrying' - but listen to how he approaches Dear Prudence - peeking out from between the waves of the music, not riding over the top of anything. The man has learned to be a master of vocal restraint when it is necessary.

Set 1 - dig the opening jam to Jack Straw, and that ballsy Helf-Step vocal chorus they repeat FOUR times before the Rio Grand-io. I tell you, they know what they're doing with this - they're unafraid, taking real chances with some of the music's sound. Check out how they enunciate and layer the vocals around the 'round and round' part of Dear Prudence. And how 'bout that insanely fire-driven Alligator?!?

Set 2 - a long, quite diverse jam that is akin more to a Phil & Friends exercise than anything else - John K. is given a lot of room here to explore, and do lend this guy your ear - here he's earned it.

It's up to you, whether or not you like what Furthur is trying to accomplish. I myself love that this band gives me something challenging to digest and think about. I, too, was initally put off by some of the vocal liberties they *seemed* to be taking with Half-Step, Shakedown, and Good Lovin', but I also believe this band knows fully what it's doing. To experiment at this stage of the game takes some serious balls. Bravo, boys.
Reviewer: Bigriver1047 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2010
Subject: hot stuff!
Man I cant believe how good these guys are playing now. I caught Utica nd Rochester so far
and cant wait for spring dates. Sad to say but I think they are more inspired now than they were from 92-95 even more. Its amazing how this music almost "has" to be played. It never gets old. Im never getting
off this bus! When the band is running on all cylinders they smoke anyone! Nobody jams like this band! Nobody. Period! GBTGD DEADICATED FOR LIFE! :)
Reviewer: bonedryriverband - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2010
Subject: Great sound this tour!!!
Wish I could see more than one show. The band is amazing, and I'm enjoying every minute I hear. Anyone going to post 11/11 from STL?
Reviewer: khataroo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2010
Subject: The Beat Goes On.......
I love that they are playing and not denying the World their music. I flew in from San Francisco for the weekend and I was not disappointed. I am thrilled to have that wonderful feeling, the kind of feeling that hits a nerve in your soul feeling again in my life for it really gratifies me.

Now, I am a bit troubled by seeing reviews that dis John because he doesn't sound like Jerry. C'mon, nobody, never,ever, will be able to replace Jerry. That is a given.

Now with that being said, the beat goes on, for this is life and I would rather have Bobby, Phil, and John, etc., play than not play at all.

Without music, life would be a mistake and there would be this empty void in my heart. So, I think it is high time we all open our minds further and let's go to places musically that is beyond our wildest dreams.
Reviewer: TNJEDWest Coast - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2010
Subject: Shut the F**k UP
You bunch of pussies!!!! You bitch now that they can't sell out a show! If you were around in St. Louis and Chicago at the last two shows that Jerry played everyone bitched cause all the kids were killing the scene, Jerry was too fat, the grill cheese wasn't cheesy enough, the clouds had rain in them, I paid for a ticket and I didn't get the seat I wanted, and it was to crowded with hucksters, family was ripping family off, the drugs weren't as good, etc... Get the fuck over it and realize this is some of the best music out there. If ya wanna go complain that Shenynna or Kyanne or who ever the **** didn't play what you wanted, tuff titties!!! These geezers and young bloods ROCK! I've been on the bus since the early eighties, which in the whole scheme of things, aint shit, but I know good goddamn rock & roll when I hear it--and ladies and gentlemen this is good rock and roll!!! So if ya don't like it, go to your local titty bar or gay bar or train station or where ever you go to hear your muzak, and get the fuck out the way cause we're going FURTHUR!!!! I hope to rock till I'm 70!!!!! As for the rest of you pussies-POG MO THOIN!!!!!
Reviewer: SaintSteveg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2010
Subject: Great tunes and great guys to work them hard
I'm in here checking to see if the show I went to last night in Baltimore is online (not yet). It was so beyond great. What wonderful music, what great rockin'! These guys pull out all these songs that mean so much to us and just really play them to the max. It just feels so good.

I'm with Mr. Skjellyfetti below; I'm a weeper, too. The Grateful Dead were the soundtrack, the symbol, and the inspiration of so much that we all went through, and their music encompasses so many roots from all different influences. They had it all, and it is so heavy that it is now going FURTHUR!

I'm don't get the criticism of Bob's singing. He's not doing it just like he used to, but I give him credit for evolving. Some may not care for it, but an artist has to change to grow.

I don't think we hear much criticism of John K as this tour goes on. His skill and spirit are beyond reproach. In truth, he does lack a bit of that subtlety and lightness of touch that we heard from Jerry, but that's OK; he isn't him. Garcia was one of the greatest artists and human beings ever, so all we can do is carry on as best we can.

One final comment - Jeff, the keyboard player is just incredible. He's all the keymen the Dead ever had and more. The guy is a monster and so much fun to listen. He really drives the music.
Reviewer: eyesaweabyrd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2010
Subject: great list
my favorite list this leg thus far. the weakest tune was standing, but it was all pretty terrific.
Highlights: Tom Thumb, Dear Prudence, 2nd set, and unplanned double encore.
Reviewer: KenNJD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2010
Subject: One Hot Night!
Fantastic set! I really love what they've done with Miss 1/2 Step and the version of Dear Prudence here was beautifully performed. The second set was simply amazing all the way through.
Many thanks to Jeff for the effort put into this recording.
Reviewer: MadFinn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2010
Subject: Nice Blend
Great, great show. But ahead of that, thanks to you tapers who let us continue to relive what was a great live experience. This was, IMHO, a really nice blend of dancin' and jammin'. A little something to suit all tastes. The way they wove Viola in and out throughout the second set was a very cool surprise...akin to getting a bit more than you asked for on your birthday...or a baker's dozen at Morningfield's. A lot of spontaneous signaling/improving/audibling going on and it all worked out so very seamlessly... obv, much is planned and they have clearly planned, prepped and practiced hard. Every player, from John K to Phil, Sunshine to Bobby, Jeff C to Jeff P is ready, synced and psyched. Joe so tight.

Thank you Phil. Thank you Bobby.

Reviewer: blombekr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2010
Subject: Jam Central
I haven't listened back to the recording yet, but the first two thirds of this second set was smokin. The Viola/Dark Star weavings had some VERY interesting moments with some real tight interplay. John, Phil, Jeff, and Russo were particularly locked in. I cannot say enough about Jeff. The guy clearly loves what he does, and he is good at it. Not for one second was the guy just going through the motions. But I guess I can say that about everyone up there (even Bob I guess, but yes, he should sing less. Much less). Strong first set as well, but this show is worth downloading mainly for the second set up to Standing on the Moon, which with Bob takes his liberties.
Reviewer: Eyeseeitall - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2010
Subject: Thank You!
You tapers rock! Thank you Jeff for the effort and punctuality- great show... I am waiting with bated breath from 11/13!
Reviewer: BarryW2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: Furthur 2010-11-12 - WOW
First - thanks to the taper, and ALL tapers! You all bring so much wonderful stuff to all of us. I wanted to go and thank you all in that section, but the security Zogs wouldn't let us over there . . .

That said - GREAT show! The boys were smokin. First set was short, but really sweet. And yes I am a "don't let Bobby sing" guy too, but this show was still great. Just listen to them all listening! They were "in it" all second set. The second set just smoked, and was an incredible experience. I thought night two back in March at the Auditorium was good - WOW, this one was up there too. Thanks!
Reviewer: duckswinbig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: THANK YOU!!!
Thanks to all the amazing tapers out there who get this stuff up so quickly for all of us to listen enjoy.
Another really nice show. Didn't make it last night but going tonite & I can't wait to hear those first chords and all the troubles of the world seem to float away.
Thanks for keeping the music alive!!!
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: Furthur
Ramble On Rose

Pretty cool

new sounds
Reviewer: Land of Atlantis Fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: Great post.
Great set, thanks for posting!
Reviewer: Mr.Skjellyfetti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: New old feelings
Ok, so I'm one of those people that cry when I listen to the Grateful Dead. Can't help it, the tears just flow. It's been a long, dark 15 years. Not much sunshine. Until Now... This incarnation of the band is amazing. The vocals and guitar work are perfect. This show in particular is a gem, seemless and pure. The melodies flow like wine, sweet, full bodied, aromatic, with a buzz that makes you giddy. Thank You for giving back that feeling I have missed for the last 15 years!
Reviewer: gamer1962 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: Stop singing on everything Bobby
The show was alright. Obvious dropouts because Bobby could not dial in all night. Switched guitars a hundred times trying to find a sound that was not there. Big River does not find the pocket til at least halfway thru the song, standing on the moon is weak at best will Bobby on vocals, and Ramble on Rose has his good and bad moments. Lots of good moments in Viola, Shakedown, and New Speedway. Ripple was pretty decent as well. Bobby needs to stop singing so much, focus on the guitar...seems to be having trouble dialing in!
Reviewer: noosebaum95 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: My First Dead Show!!!!!!!
They were so on last night, I was there with my whole family. I'm 15, this was my first time seeing any of these guys live. It was a blast! I only wish I could have been born early enough to see real Jerry.
Reviewer: ascheylus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2010
Subject: Incredible!
I was at this show.. thanks for posting so quickly.. this show was intense, amazing, fabulous, fantastic, incredible, stupendous and way way way over the top.. what can I say... "Jerry would love this band" and I can't wait to see them again at UIC tonight.. my only gripe is I don't understand why they didn't play Half Step and Big River the night before in St Louis,, it seems like it would have been appropriate.. but this show was awe inspiring.. you can hear the crowd go wild in the recording!! And for all you John K haters out there, please don't go to the shows and take up air & space..
In Collection
In Collection
Live Music Archive
Uploaded by
on 11/13/2010
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
by Furthur
eye 4,690
favorite 8
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Source: AKG483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 7,818
favorite 6
comment 9
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Source: AKG 483 > V3 > MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 16,270
favorite 20
comment 25
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Source: AKG483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 7,176
favorite 12
comment 22
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Source: AKG 481>V3>MT2496
by Furthur
eye 7,897
favorite 9
comment 15
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Source: AKG483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 6,337
favorite 3
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Source: AKG 481 > V3 > MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 17,872
favorite 21
comment 34
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Source: AKG 483(fob)>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 8,960
favorite 4
comment 13
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Source: AKG 483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 3,734
favorite 4
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Source: AKG 481>V3>MT2496(16/44.1)
by Furthur
eye 5,003
favorite 4
comment 10
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Source: AKG 483 > V3 > MT2496 (16/44.1)